The two types of intermittent schedules that maintain a high rate of responding and are very resistant to extinction are variable ratio and variable interval schedules.
They do not experience the environment passively or simply absorb information, but instead they seek out certain information, and then manipulate, modify, and store it for later use.
The cat's behavior was totally controlled by the stimuli in the situation and the food. The approaches of liberation and emancipation have contributed considerably to the general development of learning theory by including social circumstances as an important element of learning conditions and all the mental dimensions in the learning process and outcome.
Learning, from the behaviorist perspective, is what happens to an organism as a result of its experiences.
One could explain all learning with this one, or that one, or with some of each Mowrer, Social learning theorists are concerned with how expectations, memory, and awareness influence the learning process.
Hence, humans are created and also doomed to be learners—we cannot avoid accumulating an enormous amount of learning throughout our life.
Watson and Thorndike, the first learning theorists, had promised to build a better world with learning theory, and the neo-Hullians felt that the time had come to make good on that promise. Two of its leading representatives, Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow, contributed to the understanding of learning in ways which were very different from the dominating behaviourist thinking.
Children learn many behaviors through modeling.